Pros and Cons Of The Shower Ledge

We all hate a rusting shower shelf, I say this as almost every quote that I do these days the first question someone will ask you is “Can I have a shower niche or that shower recess?

It is touch and go to whether you can have a shower recess it all comes down to is it on an external double brick wall or how far you want to go to create that.

Shower Ledge

So when you do not have a double brick wall and you do not want to build one the BEST ALTERNATIVE to the shower niche is the Shower Ledge, The Half Wall In The Shower or the Wall To Wall Wall in the shower will be the shower shelving you will need.

If you wanted to read an awesome break down of the shower recess though CLICK HERE.


  • No need for those pesky rusty metal shelves
  • Under arm height so allows for your arms to move freely without impact
  • Great alternative to a shower niche
  • Can be made into a feature of the bathroom through tiling
Shower Ledge Wall


  • May mess up with the heights of your shower mixer/tap placement
  • If not on a side wall will required a custom made shower screen
  • Will require external trim or extra mitring
  • Will reduce shower footprint
Half Wall Shower

When you are looking for an alternative to a shower niche the shower ledge or wall to wall to wall are the best you will get. They allow for you to get away from metal or ceramic shelving that will easier to look after and sturdy without the chance you will knock your head when you bend down.

Perth Shower Ledge

I love the half wall when you can not have a shower recess because it looks clean and is clean in comparison to all your alternatives.

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One comment

  1. What I would love to know about the shower ledge is how high should you build the shower ledge to make it work in the shower area? Thanks

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